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Old 12-26-2005, 11:13 PM
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Causes of Relapse

Relapse is usually caused by a combinations of factors. Some possible factors and warning signs might be:

*Stopping medications on one’s own or against the advice of medical
professionals
* Hanging around old drinking haunts and drug using friends – slippery places
* Isolating – not attending meetings – not using the telephone for support
* Keeping alcohol, drugs, and paraphernalia around the house for any reason
* Obsessive thinking about using drugs or drinking
* Failing to follow ones treatment plan – quitting therapy – skipping doctors
appointments
* Feeling overconfident – that you no longer need support
* Relationship difficulties – ongoing serious conflicts – a spouse who still uses
* Setting unrealistic goals – perfectionism – being too hard on ourselves
* Changes in eating and sleeping patterns, personal hygiene, or energy levels
* Feeling overwhelmed – confused – useless – stressed out
* Constant boredom – irritability – lack of routine and structure in life
* Sudden changes in psychiatric symptoms
* Dwelling on resentments and past hurts – anger – unresolved conflicts
* Avoidance – refusing to deal with personal issues and other problems of
daily living
* Engaging in obsessive behaviors – workaholism – gambling – sexual excess
and acting out
* Major life changes – loss – grief – trauma – painful emotions – winning the
lottery
* Ignoring relapse warning signs and triggers


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Causes of Relapse


* Relationship difficulties – ongoing serious conflicts – a* Feeling overwhelmed – confused – useless – stressed out
* Sudden changes in psychiatric symptoms
* Dwelling on resentments and past hurts – anger – unresolved conflicts
* Avoidance – refusing to deal with personal issues and other problems of
daily living

* Ignoring relapse warning signs and triggers


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yup this is the slippery slope my b/f went on that led to his relapse. in hindsight i can see it clear as day where everything went out of control. its kinda strange reading on here after the fact, had i known he was a recovering addict i probably would have been able to direct him to get help.
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Fashionista, do not blame yourself. You did not know at the time! He has to want to change, for his rehabilitation to work. You have my sympathies, and remember I am always here if you have any questions. HUGS!
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